Hiring a Car in Portugal

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Should you rent a car for your trip to Portugal? It depends. If you’re only visiting the major towns and cities – places like Lisbon, Porto, and Coimbra – you can easily get between them by bus or by train. You definitely don’t need a car inside the cities either. But, if you plan to … Read more

A Guide to 1-Way Car Rental in Portugal

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Sometimes you need to rent a car in one location and drop it off in another. For example: you might want to rent a car in Porto and drop it in Faro. Most car rental companies charge you a fee for doing this, and the fee varies from around €50 to €150. That’s if you … Read more

DriiveMe: Rent A Car for just €1

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Car rental companies often need to move their cars from one rental location to another, a process that’s known as car relocation. Europcar at Lisbon Airport, for example, might need to relocate one of their cars from the Lisbon Airport branch to the Faro or Porto Airport branch. Occasionally, they might even need the car … Read more

Did You Know: You Can Bring A Child Car Seat to Portugal

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Renting a car is expensive, but it gets even more costly when you try and add a baby or child car seat to your order. Prices vary from company to company, but most car rental companies charge somewhere in the region of €10 per day. Sometimes that’s actually more expensive than the cost of renting … Read more

Car Hire Excess Insurance Could Reduce Your Car Rental Costs

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So, you’ve found a great car rental deal . It’s affordable, it’s a decent car, and maybe it’s even from a car hire company that you’ve actually heard of. Then, you get to the insurance upsell bit. Suddenly, the cost of renting a car has shot up.  There are usually three insurance prices: basic (included), … Read more

Renting an Automatic car in Portugal

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If you’re from the United States, Canada, Israel, or parts of Asia, you may be used to driving an automatic car. In Portugal, and in almost all of Europe, however, most people drive manual cars. This means that car rental companies tend to mainly stock manual cars rather than automatic ones. That’s not to say … Read more

Renting a Luxury Car for Your Trip to Portugal


Whether you’re driving through the Algarve, up and down the hilly Douro Valley, or racing around the island of Madeira, it’s just not quite the same when you’re doing it in a small hatchback rental – especially if you’re visiting Portugal for a honeymoon, milestone birthday, or any other special occasion. What you ideally want … Read more

Renting a Car Long Term in the Algarve


So, you’re planning on spending a few months on the Algarve. You have your long term accommodation booked, but you need a way of getting around. Is the easiest option to rent a car long term? Although the Algarve has a reasonable bus and train service, which is fine for getting from one large town … Read more